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EPA: $6.5 billion available in loans

EPA: $6.5 billion available in loans

June 23, 2022 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the 2022 notices of funding availability for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program and the State Infrastructure Financing Authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program. This year’s funding will provide up to $6.5 billion in total funding to support $13 billionRead More

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

June 20, 2022 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Joe Biden’s action plan to deliver clean water and EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. The agency also announced that it is inviting states and territoriesRead More

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

May 16, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $1.9 billion in grant funding to the State Revolving Funds (SRF) to accelerate progress on water infrastructure projects. Combined with historic investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help states, Tribes, and territories upgrade water infrastructure to provide safe drinkingRead More

Water sector: EPA’s proposed Financial Capability Guidance “falls well short” on affordability, environmental justice

Water sector: EPA’s proposed Financial Capability Guidance “falls well short” on affordability, environmental justice

May 2, 2022 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

In April, associations representing the U.S. water utility sector submitted comments to EPA in response to its draft of the proposed Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, in which several groups said the agency’s proposal “falls well short” of meeting the purpose of the revision of the guidance. The proposed guidance outlinesRead More

Treatment facility meets EPA regulations with new sludge handling process

Treatment facility meets EPA regulations with new sludge handling process

April 13, 2022 at 9:19 am 0 comments

An American manufacturer of sludge handling products, Process Wastewater Technologies LLC (PWTech), has announced a successful project along the Connecticut River, where Montague Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) has been meeting EPA permit regulations for total suspended solids (TSS) within a month after installation of their Volute Dewatering Press. TheRead More

WEF seeks applications for Utility of the Future Today program

WEF seeks applications for Utility of the Future Today program

April 11, 2022 at 7:55 am 0 comments

The application period is open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition program, which seeks to honor water resource recovery facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. This year the application has been revised to encourage utilities serving as anchorRead More

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking  water funds, affordability assistance

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking water funds, affordability assistance

April 4, 2022 at 8:34 am 0 comments

The FY23 budget request released by the White House would boost EPA spending to $11.9 billion in 2023, (an increase from $9.56 billion in FY22), while providing full funding for a new drinking water system resilience program long championed by the drinking water sector and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).Read More

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in San Francisco’s post-LTCP permit appeal

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in San Francisco’s post-LTCP permit appeal

March 31, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in March heard oral argument in the San Francisco Public Utility Commission’s challenge to its first National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued after completion of its combined sewer overflow (CSO) long term control plan (LTCP). According to the NationalRead More

The WIFIA Loan Program Can Go Far. It Should Go Together.

The WIFIA Loan Program Can Go Far. It Should Go Together.

February 7, 2022 at 9:28 am 0 comments

By Chad Praul & John Ryan “If you need to go fast, go alone. If you need to go far, go together.” Classic proverbs about everyday life aren’t usually relevant to topics like innovative federal financing for U.S. public infrastructure renewal. But here’s an exception:  the U.S. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance andRead More

EPA Headquarters building at the Federal Triangle in Washington, DC.

EPA announces $688 million in new WIFIA loans

January 21, 2022 at 9:26 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans totaling $688 million to help finance water infrastructure projects in Baltimore, Md., Milwaukee, Wis., and the San Francisco Bay area. In the first year of the Biden-Harris administration, EPA closed 29 WIFIA loansRead More